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, to guarantee this will not grow into a military conflict that no country, will intervene in the internal affairs of ukraine. they are the inexperienced in parliamentary politics. senior colleagues don't underestimate the task ahead. >> we count on the the operation european union, and some major powers in the the helping to dope with this. >> beyond the the crisis in the the ukraine government need thes $35 billion in international aid to keep the economy afloat. it's new ministers will be power less without it. tim friend, al jazeera, kiev. >> ukraine's prime minister is warning that the situation is so grave, they will have no alternative but to take extraordinary unpopular measures. the international fund is sending a fact finding team next week to ukraine, in response to the country's request for help. for more on that, we can talk to -- i am told that we don't have him to help us analyze the economic situation, perhaps later in the evening, for now though, in sport, a bit later we go to south africa where youngsters are being introduced to fencing to keep them off the street, that's
. >> the ukrainian parliament has just ordered in a new government in the ukraine. its job will be to prepare the public for snap elections in may and make sure they are able to get enough money from international creditors to pay their bills in the meantime. u.s. has ponied up a billion dollars in the form of a loan guarantee and the imf says they will send a delegation next week and they are ready to talk all stop but those loan issues are big ones will stop working billion dollars is what this country owes over the next 12 months. a lot of that money is due in june. i spoke to the country's new prime minister and he says he can keep things together. >> we will do everything not to default. if we get the financial support from the united states, from the european union, from the imf, we will do it. >> he also told me he will be this country's least popular prime minister ever. those loans will come with conditions that will not go down well here in the ukraine. think of this as greece 2.0. meanwhile, plenty going on outside kiev in crimea, in the south of the country. gunmen have seized a l
and this is the internal conflicts the ukraine but on the other hand how many un at the independence square behind me satan. russia should not dad to our tenants as russia russia should not dare to interfere with troops into ukraine. they have a wall in the caucasus already they should not open the second front. leslie thanks very much will be staking him or the coming days and two at an ounce of course on nbc and ken was standing by for us and sent the ball in the crimea where clashes broke out on wednesday. lucy and the fighting in that region was pretty heated today. how serious is the fact that we could see an escalation of this violence. what a treat to the attitude that you can see they were quite dramatic but brett took up a real critic of the african movement growing it. i've actually been decreed. other than able politician in the background from both sides of the pretty at first but after the russian side were actually more interested in keeping our brothers though. actually of sort of exacerbating the conflict. to which we observe. so did they get scared to say that there is no possibility that
with the situation. >> beyond the crisis in crimea, the ukraine government needs $35 billion in international aid to keep the economy afloat. its new ministers will be powerless without it. tim friend, aljazeera, kiev. >> as ukraine's new leadership takes shape, the post president viktor yanukovych appears to have broken his silence. in a statement, he said he's still the head of state. his comments gave no clue as to his whereabouts. we'll be looking at the possibilities later in the aljazeera news hour. first, we go to syria and one of the deadliest attacks of the war. the army says it's killed 175 rebels in an ambush. opposition activists say the government attacked a convoy of civilians. we have more. >> these are the pictures broadcast on syrian state television that the syrian military claim show the bloody aftermath an a column of fighters. the syrian government calls them terrorists. it's reported that the ambush was spunk at down on a road in eastern guta near damascus. state t.v. broadcast footage of the moment of the attack. >> a massive explosive booby trap. the syrian government say
for the international community to mobilize its resources to assist ukraine's transition to a democratic, secure, and prosperous country. the people of ukraine have had an incredibly difficult history. over the last century they have been subjected to two world wars, 70 years of soviet domination, including stalin's generagenocide famine. our assistance will be a concrete manifestation that we do indeed stand by the people of ukraine as they main fest their historic choice for freedom and democracy. moreover, we need to help ukraine succeed to realize the vision of a europe whole, free and at peace. that is our desire and that's the desire of the people of ukraine. they are moving right now on the right path. they critically need our help and the international community's help to make sure that russia does not try to dominate this country, that its desires to become part of europe are realized, that free and fair elections can take place and the rights of their people can be respected by their government. yesterday, i heard from swiss president and osce chair in office president bulcholzer and w
international fears about the key part of ukraine. it is one in which months skou massive had a strategic interest. there it is right there, crimea. when the soviet union broke up in 1991 and ukraine became independent, russia down here retained basing rights for its enormous black sea. and confirmation that crimea's pro-russian government offices have been seized, there's an ominous question, how might russia decide to defend its interests in ukraine? because, remember, in the last 24 hours, 150,000 troops have gone on exercises and drills right around the western district here. there are combat aircraft which are now confirmed as flying in this area. also, there are the rights to deploy anything they want down into the enormous naval pass in sevastopol. how are the developments down in crimea and more widely from russia being seen there? >> it seems the atmosphere here in the ukrainian parliament is quite nervous now. people are waiting for news. for several months, the president of russia was showing it is not in the political crisis in ukraine. at the same time russian state media wer
ukraine's parliament has put the any coverage on an international wanted list the murder in connection with the deaths of around one hundred people during last week's questions. so let's say get the very latest from kiev and the crimea away joined by now cos wanted to run iraq and the crew is in the ukrainian capital welcome rally. sorry it has a lot going on there again today we understand with the column and fun seeing all the nomination of the unity government. what can we expect set from my thoughts indian and honesty of the live pictures coming in but i understand the parliament but his voting now i can actually hear the counter other two being the displayed a large screen here in the square so that's happening now it is likely that that list of candidates that was put forward by the new parliament will get past because they have the required two thirds majority. again this was the opposition that is now leading the government the city is the new ice any continue with what was the head of that than the opposition of course leading of the parliaments of a member of his party is of
naval bases in the he's threatening to split ukraine off over bargaining leverage. it is not a replay of the cold war, but we returned a normal international system and involves competition and clash of interest. we can sit back and watch this happen consigning the ukraine to the russian orbit that is a mistake. >> do you so the country splitting east and west ukraine? >> it is unlikely at this point. i think both sides think they can win elections and they have been close in the recent past, but if it continues and violence escalates, a split is not unquestionable. >> washington is guaranteeing a billion dollars in loans, what does that do for you us? chicken feed. the russian control the overwhelming energy flows into the ukraine and oil and natural gas and hold ukranian debt and offered 15 billion in the yanukovych government. and the united states to be willing to put up a billion. obama administration might as well go back to sleep. >> thank you. >>> food labels are getting a serious make over and will they change the way we eat? and then there is this. >> we can't breathe back h
russian-speaking east and south will not acknowledge interim authorities. meanwhile ukraine's state prosecutor's said an international warrant has been issued for ousted president yanukovych. he is wanted in the deaths of 82 people, mainly protesters who were killed last week in the bloodiest crackdown and violence in ukraine's post-soviet history. yanukovych was reportedly last seen we're now hearing in moscow. bill: martha, i want to look at region here now. ukraine obviously an area of concern we've watched for some time. if you advance it one graphic we can show you why there is so much concern about the possibility of a country being, well, split in two. eastern ukraine and western ukraine. what vladmir putin would love to have is access to the waterways down here in the black sea. okay? crimea is an area here that is dominated by ethnic russians. about 52 to 58% according to the last census but that was some 10 years ago. there is a major port here in odessa. another major port down here. if putin had a chance to split the country, take at least eastern ukraine, he would still
that the state treasury in ukraine was robbed and is empty. i will not promise an improvement, not today, not tomorrow. our main task is to stabilize the situation in the country. >> reporter: bret, the international community right now is scrambling to figure out how to help ukraine without any funds disappearing into a black hole. that will certainly require some reforms on the fly. the international monetary fund is sending a delegation to kiev in the coming days to try to ascertain how to make that all come together effectively. bret? >> amy, thank you. >>> now back here to the u.s., and u.s. politics. vice president biden told democrats today to stop apologizing for their policies, including the obama health care plan. it's a message apparently not fully embraced by potential presidential candidate hillary clinton who says she would considerhanges to obamacare. correspondent doug mcelway has that story tonight. >> reporter: it was a nuanced criticism of obamacare from the presumed 2016 democratic presidential front-runner. in an off-camera talk in orlando the former secretary of sta
said he is still ukraine's president. israel is accused of using reckless violence in the west bank. that is according to amnesty international. israel says they are responding to an upsurge in violence. time for our special series on farming. france's biggest agricultural fair is taking place in paris. today, we take you to an agricultural school and we discover the giant african snail. >> hello. welcome to our special edition from the paris agricultural fair. we will take a closer look at what it takes to become a farmer. youngsters have to learn their trade in specialized schools. the sun is up in the flock has arrived. class is in session. each week, trainees at this agricultural school spend three to four hours taking care of different animals. today's lesson -- the pedicure. > we are trimming the hooves. we make them flat so they don't get infected. it is hard work. >> students learn about each step along the production line, following the animal from its birth to the butcher. >> we keep track of the animals. we help supervise. they are doing it all. be a cut above the rest, s
not imagine pud in intervening in ukraine. there would be a strong international backlash. he does not want to encourage the break up of different ethnic groups in the region and different territorial claims because there some within russia that he is wary of. a lot of people said they couldn't imagine ukraine reaching this point. they were shocked it got so violent. to some degree we are in uncharted waters. >> you have the now fugitive former president of ukraine who apparently at the word of putin was really pulling the strings to many people there calling him putin's puppet. in your article you said putin loss in ukraine could be barack obama's gain. how do you mean? >> look. obama tried to do the reset with russia and thought the bush administration had misplayed the relationship with moscow. they reached a low point and putin is difficult and caused a lot of problems for obama. the policy in syria by supporting assad and taking in edward snowden who can forget the times oped. here's an opportunity for obama for the first time to poke putin in the eye. putin is on the defensive and wor
reporting live from the ukraine this morning. now let's bring in cnn's chief international correspondent christiane amanpour in london. you've spoken to all the leaders in the region. what is the sense you are getting? what are the fears? >> i have been doing a lot of interviewing of the opposition in ukraine, those aligned with moscow and other international figures. there is obviously, clearly, a sense of crisis. the nato chief has tweeted just today warning again there should be no intervention by russia, and that no misunderstanding created at this time. russia continues to insist that it will not intervene militarily. again, a statement from the russian foreign ministry, though those military games, some 150,000 troops along with dozens of aircraft and tanks and other hardware taking place along that border with ukraine is obviously setting people a little bit on a worried course. now what people are saying is the best and most sensible course of action is for the united states to work with russia, not against russia, to make sure this all actually calms down. and to insist by their
a tense international situation in ukraine, where masked gunmen thought to be militant ethnic russians seized government buildings overnight. both secretary of defense and secretary of state with words of warning to russia today. front-page editor of "business insider" here with us. michael, how should investors be thinking about this? >> they should be watching it very closely. ukraine is hemorrhaging money. the prime minister today said they only have $400,000 in their treasury. they have $15 billion left in foreign reserves. so they need some help. >> what's the next flash point? >> well, you definitely have to watch what's going on in crimea. the russian war games will be going on from friday to monday. the fact that there are russian flags over the regional capital and the parliament building in crimea is troublesome. then this government that was approved today, what they're going to do moving forward to get the balance sheet of the country settled. >> finally, michael, can you get a sense of a correlation between the events in ukraine as they played out today and what was happen
. >>> in international news today, the u.s. hurled a tough, new warning at russia. saying a military intervention by russia in ukraine, would be a, quote, grave mistake. secretary of state john kerry urging restraint. saying, quote, this is not "rocky iv." the tough talk as russia flexed its military might today. russian president vladimir putin ordering his troops to conduct military exercises on ukraine's doorstep. >>> and from russia, next to china, tonight in the grip of an epic dome of smog. the air pollution so dire, someone said it's like a respiratory nuclear winter. abc's bob woodruff is on the ground. and he showed us how hard it is to reach clean air through all that smog. >> reporter: this is what it was like to wake up in china's capital. life inside a toxic cloud, seven-straight days. i'm looking at the sky. it's just about as polluted as i've ever seen. in fact, this is an app. this indicates the air quality index. that number is 512. the w.h.o. says 20 is what is safe. i once lived in beijing. but in these past 26 years, the pollution was never this bad. the air leaves a metallic
of international war games. the violence erupting near in the crimean. the dispute, many in the western ukraine want the area to have closer ties in europe. while some want to rejoin the soviet union roots. russia launches surprise military exercises. up to half a dozen warships are now at the ready in the black sea. the u.s. is sounding the alarm against outside players. in an interview on nmsnbc, secretary of state john kerry warned pie continue this should not be a cold war games. >> this is not rocky four, believe me. >> mean wile, pro western protestors cut down the fence surrounding the parliament building demanding they be close to the people. a strong show of force in pursuit of a new ukraine. not far from this occupied parliament building in the crimean, russia has a large the ukrainian government has said if any russian personnel leave that facility, they will interpret that as an act of aggression. >> it's getting more complicated. >>> new fierce also in afghanistan as the u.s. speeds up plans for a full troop withdrawal. president obama is telling afghan president hamid karzai to si
apparently vote for on may 25th, the same day the nation of ukraine is scheduled to vote for its next president. phil black, cnn, kiev. >> other international news we're following, an interesting new attraction in havana's harbor, a well-armed communication and surveillance ship complete with missiles. usually arrivals like these are highly publicized in cuba, but this one has been kept very low key. no one is talking about why this russian ship is in cuba right now. north korea flexing its muscles today by firing four, yes, four short-range missiles from a site near the border with south korea. the missiles went into the sea of japan, also known as the east sea. the missiles can travel around 120 miles, which would easily reach deep into south korea. the timing is key here as the united states and south korea just started their own joint military exercises earlier this week. the north korea test launch is just one of several foreign policy issues president obama's trying to juggle right now. we just touched on russia, then there's the syria civil war, nuclear talks with iran, reports
about. susan hendricks has a 360 bulletin. >>> interim prosecutor general says an international arrest warrant has been issued for viktor yanukovych the ousted president of ukraine whose whereabouts are unknown. he was forced from office following violent protests. >>> autopsies show two security officers found dead aboard the container ship maersk alabama died of respiratory failure and possible heart attacks. a lot of questions surround their death. those who knew the men, navy s.e.a.l.s, are shocked by their deaths. police say a syringe of heroin were discovered in the cabin where the bodies were found. >>> and victory in texas for a lesbian couple who were two of the plaintiffs in a suit against the law that bans same-sex marriage in that state. a judge struck down the law. >>> you've got to see this one. a weather forecaster in california was interrupted on air by awn wanted visitor. >> in bakersfield, 61, looking -- oh, my gosh. did you guys see that? sorry. there was a spider that fell. take it easy, pearlman. >> i hate spiders, man, especially when you're bald you feel them cra
then be an international situation. and i think it would go far beyond the-- beyond the ukraine. i think the white house actually put out a statement today where they did reference an agreement where osce members really should be informing each other of any -- >> being european security. >> yeah. >> organizations, although the russians have before intervened in countries or threatened to intervene where they see the russian speaking people need pog protection. they did, they threatened this a lot in the baltic states in the 1990s. and that is one of the pretexts that they could use. >> fiona hill, what is the impact? how is a statement like the one that cameรง out today, secretary kerry saying it would be a terrible mistake or words to that affect for the russians to do something, the white house itself putting out a statement. how is that read by moscow do you think? >> the problem we have right now is we have all kinds of competing narratives about what is happening. the russians have also been accusing frankly the united stitz and the european union have directly intervening here as well. so sometim
. gary, thanks. susan hendricks has a "360" bulletin. >>> an international arrest warm has been issued for viktor yanukovich, the ousted president of the ukraine. he was forced in office following protests. >>> autopsies show that two security officers found dead aboard the maersk alabama died of possible heart attacks. but a lot of questions surround their deaths. those who knew the men are spoked by their deaths. police say a syringe and heroin were discovered in the cabin. >>> victory in texas for a lesbian couple who were two of the plaintiffs in a suit that banned same-sex marriage in that state. today, a judge struck down the law, but his ruling will not take effect until supporters of the ban have a chance to appeal it, which they vow to do. >>> a weather forecaster in california was interrupted on air by an unwanted visitor. >> 61 in bakersfield. oh, my gosh. did you guys see that? sorry. there was a spider that fell. ahhh. >> take it easy. >> i hate speeders, man. especially when you're bald, you feel them crawling on your head. >> he made sure the little critter did not bothe
to amnesty international. israel though says they're responding to an upsurge in violence. i would like to join his beard is please update your own fault i kept hoping ukraine together the top challenge for tf is armed men seized control of the regional government headquarters in the economist might be a parody this her estate the russian flag is flying from the parliament building ukraine's security forces have been put on alert following the takeover of the building in the capital according to the country's acting interior minister ukrainian prosecutors have also opened a terror probe it's being reported to the short time ago. my cats douglas herbert is in the crimean capital and has more now. we had tension is rising again inundated we woke up this morning with the russian flag flying not just on one of the apartment building you can see here behind me but also on the roof of the regional government building. we have earlier this morning to report that the building had been occupied during the night occupied by two unknown people. still not sure exactly who is inside the parliament b
been speaker of the parliament. here in ukraine, a lot of people view him as part of the old soviet ruling elite. born into that, well educated, ready to deal with international organizations. it is that very experience he has in government that makes people on independence square a little reluctant about him. after all, what they were saying yesterday is -- [no audio] ok, i think we possibly have lost the phone connection with ryan. we will see if we can reestablish that and get back to kiev. ryan chilcote their reporting live from kiev. let's move along now. scrutiny over u.s. tax evasion in switzerland. was quizzed byeo a committee. brady dougan insisted that conduct was limited to a handful of employees. hans nichols has the details. word performance at the start of the show at 8:00 a.m. what is the take away? how do people think brady dougan did in front of the senate? it was pretty tough questioning. >> he was pretty cool. he had been prepped for this. there is a ritual to these things. the senators -- i know you were a good schoolboy but there is a ritual when you called to t
of these journalists in egypt, is as egypt struggled to find it's identity, it is important for the international community to remind the egyptian leadership, and all the word leaders of the need for free press. free those journalist as free society requires a free press. >> even in ukraine, a nation living in political crisis, people are taking time out to call for the release of our colleagues. this group of journalists. covering the situation there, paused for just a few minutes to show their support, the call on egypt to release the mess. press freedoms are protected randall pinkston joins us with that story. >> tonefully, for many american journalists it is a controversial finding and not the first time that reporters without borders organization has given the u.s. a low rating for press freedom, this time is u.s. 11 points lower than last year. >> from the birth of the nation, american journalists have relied on the first amendment, and sometimes sources willing to reveal state secrets. but an international watchdog group says america's journalists are facing in pressure from the federal go
of ukraine. they will not start an armed conflict. u.s. officials say they remain watchful. >>> and back here at home, police are celebrating a victory against organized car thieves. a multimillion-dollar international ring of carjackers, hauled in and arrested today. and this gang is accused of stealing luxury cars and suvs and selling them overseas. abc's gio benitez shows us why dangerous carjacking is on the rise in america. >> reporter: watch how quickly it can happen. a carjacker pulls a gun on a man, in front of his house. demanding his car keys. to drive off with the victim's mercedes. and just before christmas, a carjacker killed justin friedland, right in front of his wife at the mall, to take his luxury mall. it's what authorities are calling a carjacking epidemic. and today, police broke up a sophisticated carjacking ring. accused of swiping more than $8 million worth of high-end cars. even allegedly pistol-whipping some of their victims. more than two dozen people in jail tonight. >> they will get what they deserve. >> reporter: the cars were stolen in new jersey and new york. to
. >> reporter: nato defense ministers say they support ukraine's territory and sovereignty. ukrainian lawmakers will vote on approving the new cabinet later on thursday. but the new leaders will have to face severe domestic divisions. the country's ousted president is now on an international wanted list. the whole world is paying close attention to events in the former soviet republic. chi aki ishikawa, nhk world. >>> the head of nato is warning about another hot spot, afghanistan. the country's president hamid karzai has not agreed to let u.s. troops stay in his country beyond the end of the year. anders fogh rasmussen say they may have to wait to get approval from karzai's successor. >> it may well be that president karzai won't sign, but i hope, i expect a new president to sign because a lot is at stake. >> rasmussen said if the two sides can't reach an agreement, all nato troops will withdraw. karzai is reported to have said he cannot sign a deal until peace negotiations with the taliban have begun. afghans will go to the polls in april to elect a new president. u.s. president barack obama
riot police are now disbanded and the attorney general has ordered an international search for yanukovych. but judicial delays may mean he is already made good his escape. tim friend, al jazeera, kiev. >> and joining me now william taylor, the former u.s. ambassador to ukraine. welcome ambassador. >> thank you very much. >> where do you think ukraine stands towards a solid government in the future? >> they are trying to put together a solid government. from my standpoint the people they have chosen for this new government look good, look solid. they for the most part have some experience but there's also a good amount, good number of new faces which as your report indicates, people in the maidan are very interested in new faces and less interested in old faces. nonetheless there does have to be some competence. after consulting with people in the maidan, the parliament, the rada is going to have to ratify this new government. agree that this cabinet is one they want to move forward. an important part of that i think will be a recognition that this government needs to work f
. that is not near ukraine. that is some more up to the northwest of russia. over scandinavia as well. >> we want to talk about a couple of retailers that are in turnaround mode internally. sears holdings reporting this morning. $3.37 per share. jcpenney reported result yesterday -- they give a forecast in sales that seemed to signal a little but of turnaround. let's bring in craig johnson, the president of customer growth partners, which offers strategic counseling into retail and consumer service sectors. to these latest report cards from sears and jcpenney change the story on their turnaround efforts? here is a real mixed bag of stories. jcpenney has been in intensive care and at least the doctors are showing up and they are making slow but steady progress against getting out of a deep hole. with sears, you have a grand old name in american retailer and it is heading downhill and nobody is stepping on the brakes. it has been a stunning debacle. the latest numbers today were not a huge surprise. >> i guess the backdrop is that we live in a bifurcated america. the middle class is getting squeeze
so that the people -- confidence so that the people of ukraine can continue to move rward and develop some financial security in this transitional period. this is also critical in that this occurs as a bridge before the international monetary fund weighs in. the international monetary fund, obviously needs to have a stable government to deal with. it also needs to have and will ask for reforms, transparency, rule of law, some financial controls to get the ledger solidified in ukraine. and that is what they should do. so the important aspect of this debate is that the individual countries that have concern about the stability of what's formerly called the captive nations, the eastern block, now countries that want to be in the european community, a free, democratic institutions that there has to be a bridge so that obviously the chaos that has been involved in the country of ukraine will not continue post the departure of their president and that stability can reign. i call upon the ream of ecrane to keep the faith and work hard and move forward on these reforms. i call upon the govern
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